Advice and guidance for researchers, research staff, and local research networks on how to prepare and carry out studies in a care home.
Find out what it means to support research in a care home, and what the benefits are for you in participating in research studies.
Learn about the role residents, family members and friends can play in supporting high-quality research.
"By 2020 we would wish to see, more research being conducted in, and disseminated through, care homes, and a majority of care homes signed up to the NIHR ENRICH 'Research Ready Care Home Network'."
David Cameron, Prime Minister 2015, - Prime Minister's challenge on dementia 2020
When people think of research they often think of clinical trials and scientists in white coats in laboratories, but social and technological research is equally important. Research into the best ways to care for people is paramount as current standards often fall short of the ideal. This is often due to, in the past, low pay and low public esteem as to the work that goes on in care homes.